Saints Row has been pushed back to August 2022

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The Saints Row launch date has been pushed back by round six months, developer Volition has introduced. The studio’s chief inventive officer Jim Boone has posted a message asserting that the upcoming reboot – the subsequent instalment within the long-running action-adventure video games sequence – has been delayed from its February 2022 launch date to August 2022.

The Saints Row reboot was initially due to arrive on February 25 subsequent yr, however the delay means it’ll now drop on August 23 as an alternative. “Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released on the original date, it wouldn’t be up to the standards we’ve set ourselves, and that you’re expecting and deserve,” Boone explains within the message posted to the game’s web site. “The team just need more time to do our vision justice; we’re doing some fine tuning and there won’t be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish.”

Boone goes on to clarify that the studio “underestimated the impact” that the continuing COVID-19 pandemic would have on the workforce’s schedule, although notes that they tailored to the working-from-home association in a short time, and “continued to be incredibly productive”. The studio says it’s turn out to be obvious that the devs simply want some extra time with the brand new Saints Row to make it one of the best it may be due to the “size and scope” of the game.

The message describes this prolonged interval of growth time as “generous, yet essential”, which ought to assist the workforce obtain their ambitions for the reboot – the “biggest and best Saints Row game ever”, as Boone reiterates right here.

The submit goes on to add that we received’t see any adjustments to the story, characters, “or anything that we’ve lovingly imagined over the last few years and already shared with you” – so, excellent news for followers excited by what’s been revealed to date. We’ve seen just a few bits and items to date, together with a enjoyable take a look at Saints Row’s gameplay final month, which gave us a pre-alpha peek at some dune buggy mayhem and the sights of its setting, Santo Ileso. There have additionally been just a few clips revealing Saints Row’s districts, mission sorts, and motion, which you’ll be able to try on the game’s YouTube channel and web site at these hyperlinks.

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“As gamers ourselves, we know what it feels like to have something delayed which you’ve been looking forward to; it’s frustrating and you feel disappointed,” Boone’s message provides. “But we also know that when we finally get Saints Row in your hands, it will have been worth the wait. It’s our absolute priority to get this right.”